SIR ROBERT PEEL COMMEMORATIVE HOT WATER JUG. Circa 1850.
This interesting Commemorative Hot Water or Syrup Jug is decorated with two full length mouldings of the renowned Statesman, Sir Robert Peel. It commemorates his unexpected death in 1850 when he fell from his horse returning from Buckingham Palace.
The Dry-Bodied Stoneware Jug was made by T & R Boote of Burslem and, to the base, bears the splendid rhyme:
“Farewell Great Statesman!
Long will they honest worth be missed.
In the Councils of the Nation.
And when the time of England’s difficulty comes.
Then will the people truly feel
The Patriot they have lost in Robert Peel.”
At some time the metal lid has come off the Jug and been reglued. There is an old, tight hairline running down from the rim for about 0.75 inch (2 cm) and some old chips around the pins on the inside. There is a small abrasion to Sir Robert’s nose on one side and some tiny nicks to the footrim.
The Jug is a wonderful colour with marvellously crisp mouldings of Sir Robert Peel.
Height: 8.25 inches (21 cm)